How Listening To Linkin Park Helped Me Cope With Depression

Like many people, I have always been into all types of music. My favorites include country, pop, and rock, and I listen to them nonstop.

I enjoy rock music because it tells a story of someone’s struggles we all can relate to. The lyrics are compelling and emotional, which captures the listeners. Since I was 13, my favorite rock band has been Linkin Park.

I felt like Linkin Park could relate to how I was feeling at a time in my life where so much has changed.

However, eventually, I got more interested in country music and stopped listening to Linkin Park completely until last year. That was when it seemed like the reality of life came at me with full force. The stress of college, going through my first breakup and dealing with my mental illness has drastically affected me. It felt like everything was going downhill.

I needed to find something new way to cope with my struggles since everything that I once used as a coping mechanism wasn’t working. So I decided to go on YouTube and listen to rock music. And that’s when I discovered Linkin Park all over again and started to listen to their music once more.

For the first time in a while, I felt like someone has finally understood how I was feeling in regards to my emotional state of mind at the time. I was finally able to feel free from all my stress and worries about life. As soon as I put those headphones on and listened to the lyrics of Breaking The Habit, everything I was feeling at the time went away. I could finally express my true emotions instead of having to hide them behind a fake smile.

Every time I turn on Linkin Park, I’m able to escape my reality. Their music reminds me that life has its ups and downs, but I don’t have to give up on myself just because I’m going through a tough time.

Everyday stress affects all of us. At the end of the day, we have to remember that the people who are singing those lyrics have gone through the same struggles and had to overcome their own emotional issues. We’ve all been there.

There are times when we feel like our lives are falling apart, and for that, we need a release — something to make us understand that we’re not alone. For me, such a release is music and listening to Linkin Park’s lyrics. Therefore, it’s important to remember that all these feelings are temporary and that we’re going to win this battle.

At the end of the day, we all experience stress and devastating events in our lives.

However, Linkin Park’s music has always been my go-to in these situations. I’m really thankful that I rediscovered their music in my time of need. Especially, when I feel like my world is crashing down.

We all know that music is therapeutic. So, if you also need a coping mechanism and the feeling that you’re not alone, give Linkin Park a listen. I can guarantee it will make you feel better.

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Hi, Tylia!

Thanks for sharing your gifts, your vulnerability, & your dream.

I am 65 (retired RN) and certainly agree that music is an important tool for mental health…it expresses things that allow us to gain insights & greater clarity for healing & growth in our lives. Songs can lift our spirits or calm us down.

I was glad to read that you were able to talk yourself out of a panic attack. Good job of demonstrating self-leadership!

Would you be willing to join me on a Zoom Pro meeting platform to collaborate on forming an online 2 (everybody’s) local Live Well Health & Wellness Cooperative?

I also like to write. Writing is like music…a healing artful that can help give us or others insights & healing growth.

If you are in school, perhaps our work to bloom the Cooperative could be part of an academic credit.

In any case, for every hour we volunteer to do the parts we can do, we get one hour of Time Credit. Those Time Credits will be used for making learning or service exchanges with others in our Cooperative…even friends & relatives! It is also a way to meet & make new friends with shared interests & shared issues. Together Everyone Achieves More! Would you like to be on each other’s TEAM?

All the best!
(aka “Sister Sue, Grandmother Weaver”)

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